The Rotary Club of Hilo accepted $20,000 US dollars from their "sister club", Rotary Club of Hiroshima South at their meeting on Friday, June 1.  Their contribution will go toward the Puna Relief Fund with the funds distributed by the Rotary Club of Pahoa Sunset.  President Shigeo Mimura, President of Hiroshima-South Rotary sends his club's heartfelt Aloha to our Big Island community.  The Rotary Club of Hiroshima South has about 110 members.  There will be about 24 Hiroshima South Rotarians on their annual visit with the Rotary Club of Hilo and 6 Hiroshima students doing homestay with the Waiakea High School Interact Club members from Aug 17 to 21. 

Photo:  Past President Ed Hara and President Shigeo Mimura is shown on Ed's recent visit to Hiroshima in October. 

Check photo:  L-R  Rotary Club of Hilo President Steve Handy, Mitchell Dodo (PP), Ed Hara (PP), Ron Cutler (Pahoa Sunset Rotary President), Newton Chu (PP), Naomi Menor and Russell Oda (PP).  PP = past president of Rotary Club of Hilo.